ERIC Number: ED390346
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Sisters of St. Joseph College Consortium: Mission and Image.
ACCU Occasional Papers on Catholic Higher Education, v1 n2 Dec 1995
As part of a process of discerning the future direction and mission of the Sisters of Saint Joseph College Consortium (SSJCC), a year-long study of 11 institutions founded and run by the Sisters of Saint Joseph was undertaken. Sisters of Saint Joseph (SSJ) is a Roman Catholic women's religious congregation founded in 1836 which operates a consortium of 12 member colleges. Study components included surveys completed by 480 people at 11 colleges and campus visits. In general results showed a strong relationship between the mission and traditions of the order and the current missions of the colleges. Survey results as well as qualitative information gained from observations, experiences, interviews, and group discussion provided data needed for reflective work on the mission of the colleges and their future relationship with the founding congregation. These reflections suggested that the colleges have a unique and important role in current higher education and into the 21st century. Following the study, various efforts were made to educate members of the college communities about the history and mission of the college and the founding congregation. A copy of the survey is appended. (JB)
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Consortia, Educational History, Higher Education, Institutional Mission, Institutional Research, Policy Formation, Private Colleges, Religious Education, Religious Organizations, Surveys
Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities, 1 Dupont Circle, Suite 650, Washington, DC 20036 ($6; $5 for 10 or more copies prepaid).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.